Funding Program for Visiting Scholars with a Focus on Intersectional Gender Research

Continuing the Maria-Göppert-Mayer Program for the Promotion of International Women's and Gender Studies of Lower Saxony (2009 - 2019), Leuphana University of Lüneburg has launched a program to promote visiting professorships with a focus on intersectional gender research, which will run until 28.02.2026.

The aim of Visiting Professorships / Visiting Scholarships (VP/VS) is to provide impulses for interdisciplinary gender research and intersectional perspectives in teaching and research as well as within the disciplines. With the visiting scholarship programme, Leuphana University Lüneburg intends to attract excellent national and, in particular, international scholars for a research and lecturing stay and thus advance the (inter)national profile of the university.

By involving internationally visible researchers in projects, the opportunities for current and future research projects at Leuphana University Lüneburg can be enhanced. The integration of gender dimensions in research is also becoming increasingly important in research funding. Funding institutions such as the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission or the German Research Foundation require applicants to take gender dimensions into account in their research projects.

In addition, visiting professorships / visiting scholarships at Leuphana University Lüneburg strengthen the role model function that excellent scholars working intersectionally have for students and for scholars in the qualification process.

The duration of a visiting professorship is usually two semesters and can begin at the earliest in winter semester 2023/24 and at the latest in winter semester 2025/26.

The last possible application deadline is March 2025 for the winter semester 2025/26.

Further information on the program and the application procedure can be found here.


Dr. Kathrin van Riesen
Universitätsallee 1, C7.323
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-1060

Katja Stafenk, B.A.
Universitätsallee 1, C7.303
21335 Lüneburg